Federal Courts (31 - 40 of 72 items)
Public Education: Issues Involving Single-Gender Schools and Programs
HEHS-96-122: Published: May 28, 1996. Publicly Released: May 28, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the major educational and legal issues involved with public single-gender education.GAO found that: (1) single-gender educational programs are thought to reduce dropout rates and improve overall academic performance among urban males and academic achievement in mathematics and science among females; (2) single-gender settings are believed to reduce...
Merit Systems Protection Board: Mission Performance, Employee Protections, and Working Environment
GGD-95-213: Published: Aug 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Merit Systems Protection Board's (MSPB) performance, management, and operations, focusing on: (1) whether the MSPB appeals process is effectively protecting federal employees against improper personnel practices; (2) the accountability mechanisms MSPB has in place to provide its employees with merit system protections; and (3) the actions MSPB...
[Comments on DCAA Employee's Termination]
B-257593: Published: Aug 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1994.
A former Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) employee requested a review of his termination, contending that he was improperly terminated from his position as a DCAA auditor. GAO noted that: (1) it did not have authority to review the matter; and (2) the employee could appeal his dismissal to the United States Court of Appeals...
Clean Water Act: Private Property Takings Claims as a Result of the Section 404 Program
RCED-93-176FS: Published: Aug 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) private property takings claims filed with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims under the Clean Water Act; (2) the actual and potential liability of the federal government; and (3) federal agencies' costs in litigating those claims.GAO found that: (1) plaintiffs have filed 28 takings claims with the Claims Court involving regulatory...
Immigrants in Indiana: Northwest Indiana Compared to Other Parts of the State
GGD-92-32FS: Published: Jan 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided data: (1) comparing the percentages of immigrants in the Northwest region of Indiana to the percentages in other regions of the state; and (2) on naturalization petitions filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.GAO found that: (1) from fiscal year (FY) 1983 through FY 1990, the percentage of immigrants in the Northwest...
[Comments on Protester's Entitlement to Cost Reimbursement]
B-237868.8: Published: Dec 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1991.
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Information Requests: Courts Can Provide Documents in a More Cost-Effective Manner
GGD-91-30: Published: Feb 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined federal courts' distribution of copies of judicial opinions and other court documents to the public, focusing on: (1) court practices for providing access to documents; (2) court fees for photocopying documents; and (3) how the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals provided copies of its decisions through subscriptions.GAO found that: (1) although the 10...
International Trade: Comparison of U.S. and Foreign Antidumping Practices
NSIAD-91-59: Published: Nov 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade-related antidumping policies and practices of the United States and its major trading partners, focusing on government, legal, and industry views on the: (1) sufficiency of evidence for initiating investigations; (2) transparency of antidumping practices to the parties involved and to the public; and (3) r...
Product Liability: Verdicts in Arizona for 1983-85
HRD-91-7: Published: Oct 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1990.
GAO provided information on 59 product liability cases that were resolved through verdicts between 1983 and 1985 in 9 of Arizona's 15 state superior courts and the U.S. District Court for Arizona.GAO found that: (1) the average damage award in Arizona was $1.5 million, double the average of $685,000 for cases in Massachusetts, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Carolina combined; (2) Arizona had a...
The Judiciary: Problems in Finding Office Space for Circuit Judge Danny J. Boggs
GGD-89-64: Published: May 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether a federal judge appointed in March 1986 to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit: (1) had adequate justification for occupying temporary office space outside his jurisdiction for 28 months after his appointment; and (2) heard appeals on any cases involving Department of Energy (DOE) matters.GAO found that the judge was unable to...